Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2 Shrugs

Well another week has come and gone. We have had some great weather here and are truly thankful for it. Yes it would have been nice to have had it in August but what can you do?

Last week I visited my mother. She is looking for a hobby. I tried to get her interested in quilting a few years ago with little success. I am making no suggestions this time. I had a lovely visit. As is our custom we went to Guy's Frenchy's. A second hand store. I purchased 4 nice dresses, a skirt, cardigan and, a blouse. Now I am outfitted for my trip to Mexico in March. Almost. I need to make a blue or black shrug or shawlette.
Speaking of shrugs last Wednesday at Read's Joann and Nathalie brought in there completed beaded shrugs. They are gorgeous.

Therese was working on 2 very lovely baby dresses for granddaughter(s) knit with Noro Kuryeon. I hope they are finished this week so I can post some photos. They are so cute.

I am working away on a pair of socks. Knit with my handspun for the spinning retreat next month. I have been having a great time spinning lately. Scary!

Well see you Wednesday evening at Read's or whenever you drop by here.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Fwd: Shrug it Off

The shrug in the photo is a free pattern named "Pretty in Misti Shrug" from jimmy beans wool. It is a very easy lace pattern that can be worked up in a matter of hours. This was made from a thick and thin spun yarn purchased at London Wul and hand dyed and spun by the owner Heidi. Heidi dyed it in multicolored oranges and yellows. It is very soft and just a joy to knit and wear.

This week's knit meeting at Read's was very entertaining. Deina had arrived back from her Mediterranean cruise all tanned up with some nice stories that we all enjoyed.

I managed to get to spinning on Thursday at London Wul and had a very nice time listening to Janet tell us of her 5 day weaving workshop that she took in Massachusetts. Her samples were lovely. After I drank my large 1/2 decaf coffee I apparently was quite entertaining.

Knit East is taking place September 30th to October 2nd. Check it out.

See you next Wednesday at Reads

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Well I have completed 1 Lopi sweater and I have a Lopi cardigan drying. My goodness they take a long time to dry. The pullover is an old pattern called "Maria". It has an updated version in the book "the best of lopi". It worked up in about 2 weeks.

1st Lopi sweater

The 2 color cardigan is a free pattern called "Hela". It also works up very quickly. Iam waiting for it to dry before sewing in the zipper. I just love the Lopi's and now DH wants one as well.

I spent a day spinning up some Shetland laceweight on my Ladybug. Pictured below.

Knitting at Read's tonight and next Wednesday. I won't be there tonight but I will be next week.